4,000th Post

3,999 posts ago, I started this website, back in May of 2007 (the twelfth anniversary is coming up in a couple of months), and while technically a few posts have been deleted for various reasons due to redundancy, or whatnot, I thought it might be interesting to check in on what has happened to the…

Union Trust Building, Reopened

The Union Trust Building has reopened as a boutique hotel, Hotel St. Louis, after languishing in vacancy for at least a decade. I approve of how it turned out. There was no way to return the building to its original Adler and Sullivan design, so they returned the exterior during the renovation to its 1927…

Union Trust Building from Across the Street

The Union Trust Building is one of my favorite Louis Sullivan buildings, and I was able to find the parking garage across the street to be open and accessible for me to get some shots with my iPhone. I’ll be back with a better camera soon.

Union Trust Building Rehab Beginning

Interior demolition of the Union Trust Building are beginning, and I’m excited to see the final result. It’s been empty for too long, and perhaps the Chemical Building next door will be next.

Union Trust Building, Revisited

Update: TheUnion Trust Buildingwas renovated in 2018. Just look at that ornament; Louis Sullivan was making history with the design of this building, and many others in his career.

Union Trust

Update: TheUnion Trust Buildingwas renovated in 2018. I know in the past I’ve complained that there aren’t more tall buildings in St. Louis, but when you’re standing at the base of the Union Trust, you realize that the buildings in St. Louis are tall enough. Humanely scaled and full of wonderful ornament.

Union Trust, Downtown

Update: The Union Trust Building was renovated in 2018. The lesser known of the two remaining Louis Sullivan buildings in St. Louis is a gem, even if it’s hard to photograph it in its entirety. I guess it’s a good thing there are other building blocking the view, in the overall scheme of things.

Stony Growl

Update: The Union Trust Building was renovated in 2018. Union Trust terracotta details

Old Blog Post

I found this old post from my other blog, and it’s kind of funny to see my attitude about different parts of St. Louis fromtwoten years ago. Update: This view of St. Louis is extremely out of date, written from the standpoint of still living on the East Coast. My attitudes have changed dramatically. Downtown…